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Brittany Murphy -- Hundreds of Pills a Month

3/20/2010 5:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Brittany Murphy received no fewer than 200 pills every month from January 2008 through August 2009 ... and sometimes as many as 400.

As we first reported, Murphy used an alias -- Lola Manilow Murphy -- at Eddie's Pharmacy in Los Angeles for nearly two years before the pharmacy finally cut her off 4 months before her death.

Pharmacy records show Murphy was getting regular scrips for hydrocodone (Vicodin), clonazepam and Klonopin (anti-anxiety), and Vicoprofen (a Vicodin/ibuprofen combo) -- doubling up on some prescriptions on certain months.

For example, one month Murphy was prescribed 200 hydrocodone and 100 clonazepam; another month it was 300 Vicoprofen and 100 Klonopin.

All the prescriptions were prescribed by Dr. Richard Kroop. We're told investigators paid a visit to Kroop on Friday afternoon.

As we first reported, the owner of Eddie's Pharmacy told TMZ he cut Brittany and her family off 4 months before her death because, "We thought there was going to be an accident there."


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Great site. This could probably have the refactoring tag added t it.

1405 days ago


i love the people who never had to deal with real-and long term pain-YOU HAVE HO IDEA WHAT ITS LIKE-so until youve walked in those shoes you should speak softly lest you find yourself in a new life lesson on pain,depresson..

1243 days ago


I have sever pain and I used to get 720 oxycodone and 200 hydro a month. I took 25 a day. Also I had no issues at all. I have been on pain meds for over 10 years. It is not the pills that kill. I can take them when I want I do not need them. I have a back problem and I have all of my Thoracic vertebrae going and I have had a hip done and I need another hip. I went with the pain pump. I had to get off of that. That did more harm than the pills. It is like this. if their is a gun in the house and it is sitting on the table do you think the gun will go off and shoot someone. You have these idiots that are not responsible cause apparently they need to have someone give them the pill when needed. I want to thank all the idiots for ruining a good thing for me. I was on a pain med that was extended release and cause people abused them I have to suffer. I hope one day you will suffer as much as I have. Thank you for being an Idiot. Pills do not kill people Idiots do.

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